5 Great Reasons to Send a Homemade Packed Lunch to School with Your Child

by 08/28/14   filed under: food, green kids

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PackIt Lunch Bags Keep Packed Lunches Cold & Fresh for 10 Hours

by 08/28/14   filed under: food, green kids

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The original PackIt lunch bag is a great option for packing waste-free lunches for your child to take to school. The biggest perk of PackIt is you won’t need to freeze tons of little ice packs, because a slick cooling technology is actually built into the walls of the PackIt lunch bag. PackIt’s 10-hour cooling power makes it one of the best lunch bags for kids at school, summer camp or just a long day at the park or beach. To chill your PackIt bag all you have to do is toss it into the freezer overnight, shake it open in the morning and pack it up. This kid-friendly lunch bag is also safe, made with materials that are tested free of PVC, BPA, phthalates, and lead. Keep reading to learn more about PackIt features.

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6 Essential Oils That are Safe for Babies + How to Use Them

by 08/28/14   filed under: green baby, health & body

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5 Excellent Reasons to Make Your Kids Walk to School

by 08/27/14   filed under: health & body

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HOW TO: Make Scrumptious Mini Vegan and Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Cream Pies

by 08/27/14   filed under: baking, cooking, food, how-to, recipe, snack, vegan cooking, vegetarian

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JeongMee Yoon Explores the Relationship Between Color Choices and Gender Roles in Her "Pink & Blue Project"

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Bloom's Luxo Crib and Dresser Add European Flair to the Nursery

by 08/26/14   filed under: green baby, kids furniture

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The Luxo sleep baby bed by Bloom is a beautifully designed cot bed that provides a sleep space for newborns up to five years of age, thanks to a conversion accessory. The Luxo has gently curved ends and is intentionally designed to promote air flow — plus for extra safety, it comes equipped with fixed side rails. An adjustable mattress height means you can use the cot in a bassinet position and also a crib position. The entire crib is crafted in birch wood from sustainable sources with stainless steel detailing and formaldehyde-free adhesives. The crib is finished in low VOC baby safe finishes. Bonus, Luxo boasts no-tools rapid assembly and its patented design allows folding for storage when not in use. The coordinating Luxo dresser is just as lovely and super versatile — it can transition from an elegant nursery piece to a contemporary older child’s bedroom dresser. The eco-friendly dresser is made of solid wood and pressed wood (sourced from sustainable forests) and low VOC safe finishes. Check out Bloom’s where to buy page or visit the links below for purchase options.

+ Luxo Fixed Side Crib in Cappuccino and Coconut White $1,200.00

+ Luxo Dresser in Cappuccino $1,300.00

+ Bloom

 

Female Scientist LEGO Minifigs Come to Life Via Their Own Twitter Account!

by 08/26/14   filed under: green toys

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Back in April 2012, LEGO CUUSOO member Alatariel submitted a Female Minifigure Set project. Alatariel’s female Minifig scientists were designed not only to expand the amount of female Minifigs in the world, but also to show younger generations that women can hold awesome science jobs like astronomer, paleontologist, and chemist. Alatariel gained the support of the Brave Girls Alliance, and 42,047 other people, all of whom signed a petition in an attempt to move the project forward into a LEGO reality. In June 2014, the idea became much more when LEGO announced that they’d be turning Alatariel’s idea into an actual LEGO product that kids can play with and be inspired by! The Research Institute of women minifigs is available now at the LEGO shop and includes paleontologist, astronomer and chemist minifigures along with paleontology, astronomy, and chemistry scenes on a 6×6 baseplate. With the set, kids everywhere can gain insight into the world of natural science and experience fun LEGO science activities like discovering new stars and planets through the telescope, studying the dinosaur skeleton up close, and concocting new formulas in the chemist’s lab. Bonus, there’s even more fun to be had because these rocking female scientists have their own Twitter account now that includes an ongoing story about the work they’re doing.

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Tell Fisher Price to Remove Toxic Flame Retardants from Their Products

Tell Fisher Price to Remove Toxic Flame Retardants from Their Products

TweetEmail In a recent study led by Duke University, 100% of mothers and children tested were positive for TDCIPP, a common flame retardant in furniture. Research shows that…

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Retro Schoolhouse Desk is an Eco Homework Haven

Retro Schoolhouse Desk is an Eco Homework Haven

TweetEmail This bright and shiny vintage-inspired desk will make homework almost fun! Ok, maybe not fun, but stylish for sure. Made with solid, sustainable mango wood with…

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'Story Time from Space!' Astronauts Read Stories from The International Space Station to Kids Around the World!

'Story Time from Space!' Astronauts Read Stories from The International Space Station to Kids Around the World!

TweetEmail Form an orderly queue, kids. Same goes for you too, parents! It seems that every budding astronaut’s wildest dreams really have come true. With the new Story…

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This Inspiring 99 Year-Old Woman Sews a Dress a Day to Send to Young Girls in Africa

This Inspiring 99 Year-Old Woman Sews a Dress a Day to Send to Young Girls in Africa

TweetEmail 99 year-old Lillian Weber sews a dress every single day. While that fact in and of itself is remarkable — what makes Weber’s labor of love even more…

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ALERT: Pregnant Women Should NOT Use Antibacterial Products

ALERT: Pregnant Women Should NOT Use Antibacterial Products

Scientists recently reported that many pregnant women and their fetuses are being exposed to possible health problems linked to antibacterial products. The research, presented at…

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A Cute & Sustainable Handmade Toddler Bed for Under $200!

A Cute & Sustainable Handmade Toddler Bed for Under $200!

TweetEmailWith most eco-beds falling in the WAY OVER $800 range, it’s refreshing to find a piece of inexpensive sustainable furniture for kids. This handmade…

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"Falling Fruit" Online Map Directs You to Fruit Trees You Can Forage in Your Neighborhood!

"Falling Fruit" Online Map Directs You to Fruit Trees You Can Forage in Your Neighborhood!

Are you starting to get a little low on the idea-o-meter for end of summer vacation activities for the kids? Well, with harvest season at full throttle, this amazing, interactive,…

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Old-Fashioned Personalized Lunch Boxes Include a Chalkboard Lining to Write a Sweet Mid-Day Note to Your Child

Old-Fashioned Personalized Lunch Boxes Include a Chalkboard Lining to Write a Sweet Mid-Day Note to Your Child

TweetEmail Your little one can head to school in eco-style with a Dylbug personalized lunch box. Each old-fashioned lunch box is crafted of lead-free tin with a cute design on…

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6 Eco-Friendly Games and Tools that Make Learning Math Fun!

6 Eco-Friendly Games and Tools that Make Learning Math Fun!

Fractions can be fun! This math manipulative clearly demonstrates the concept behind fractions and includes whole sets of the most common fractions. Use this math tool and then bring…

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A Mother Photographs Her Sons Relishing a Slow Summer in the Polish Countryside

A Mother Photographs Her Sons Relishing a Slow Summer in the Polish Countryside

TweetEmail It’s commonplace to occupy a child’s time with television, computers and video games — but much grander adventures beckon in the great outdoors.…

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